Economic Challenges Facing Asia and the World: Looking Ahead

Chicago Economics Society in Asia

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Hong Kong

September 1, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The inauguration event of the Chicago Economics Society in Asia brings together Chicago Booth and University of Hong Kong Professors to discuss regional issues.


Asia Society Hong Kong Center
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty, Hong Kong

Event Details

Global economic growth of 3.75 percent is expected this year, rising to 4 percent the following year, largely due to positive developments among the advanced countries. Yet the emerging markets that kept the global economy afloat during the crisis are weakening, with their economic cycles turning and growth slowing.

What are the principal economic challenges facing Asia and the world in the decades ahead? What will growth look like? Will emerging economies continue to lead global expansion or will they fall into the 'middle income trap'? Will income inequality continue to widen? Will poverty be substantially reduced by the end of the century? Is capitalism still the best system? Are the ideas of the Chicago School of Economics still relevant?

In this inauguration event of the Chicago Economics Society in Asia, Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Kevin Murphy and University of Hong Kong Professor Richard Wong will discuss with Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Chair of the Asia Society the economic challenges facing the region and the rest of the world.



$200 - Asia Society Members/University of Chicago Alumni

$250 - Non-members


Register Online

Deadline: 8/31/2014


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Drinks Reception

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Discussion


Chicago Economics Society in Asia